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Old 06-16-2009, 02:30 PM
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About the Two Sicilian Kings:
Ferdinando I: Re Nasone, due to his nose, as Jonnydep1 as written, but also Re Lazzarone, due to his closeness to napoletan lower classes, also called Lazzaroni
Ferdinando II: Re Bomba (King Bomb), because in 1848 he sent a naval flotilla to shell the sicilian city of Messina
Francesco II: Re Lasagna or Lasa due to his love for this dish, but also he is well known as Franceschiello
mafan you are correct, king ferdinando / ferdinand I was also known as re lazzarone. this was due to the fact of his father becoming the king of spain, he renounced the throne of naples in his favor (aged only eight) and left him behind in naples under the regency of one mr b. tanucci. well the regent neglected the young kings education and instead of studying the king was left in the company of the palace servants etc, so that he grew up to speak with the dialect of the lazzaroni.............
you are also correct concerning his namesake, he was nicknamed " king bomba" and his son was also nicknamed "bombino" ( a pun of bamdino meaning son of king bomba, i think) as well as franceschiello......whatever that means ?
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:51 PM
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It was not a fault of the poor Mr Tanucci, but of the Prince of San Nicandro, the man who was responsable for the (failed) education of Ferdinando.
Tanucci was a good minister, but too much faithful to his ex King (read: too faithful to the Spanish), so after 1775 Queen Maria Carolina, the daughter of Archduchess Maria Teresa of Austria, worked to dismiss him...
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:48 PM
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I read [In the book about Queen Paola I think] that Prince Phillip of Belgium, when he was a little boy, could not pronounce the name of his sister Astrid.
So he called her Titi. And according the book it in the family it stayed Titi.
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I read [In the book about Queen Paola I think] that Prince Phillip of Belgium, when he was a little boy, could not pronounce the name of his sister Astrid.
So he called her Titi. And according the book it in the family it stayed Titi.
well that reminds me of princess margaret, who likewise, could not prenounce her sister's elizabeth's name (queen elizabeth II of the uk) as a child........Lilibet, and that stuck too !!!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:40 PM
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Maybe the fact that Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is called Pietie by her family has a similar origin.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:11 PM
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Maybe the fact that Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is called Pietie by her family has a similar origin.
oh i do not know about that, have not heared that one before now !!!

well one learns something new each day......
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:38 PM
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That Princess Margriet is called Pietie by her family is mentioned in a.o. post 18 of this Thread.
It was mentioned too in programs on the Dutch TV when Professor Mr Pieter and Princess Margriet where married 40 years.
The possible origin is just my guess
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I read [In the book about Queen Paola I think] that Prince Phillip of Belgium, when he was a little boy, could not pronounce the name of his sister Astrid.
So he called her Titi. And according the book it in the family it stayed Titi.
Yes, Titi sounds very sweet If I remember it correctly, King Albert II's and Queen Paola's nicknames were mentioned in the same book: "Tino" and "Lina" -as derived from the Italian affectionate forms "Albertino" and "Paolina". Quite a nice idea i.m.o, because these nicknames are not as predictable as most of the other ones.
Does anybody know the nicknames of Mathilde, Philippe, Claire or Laurent?
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Does anyone know if Queen Margrethe's sister Benedikte has a nickname? Her full name just seems so long to me.
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Prince Carl Philip's friends call him Lippy.
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Princess Isabella of Denmark is nicknamed "Bella" (:
& isn't Eugenie of York nicknamed "Eugie"?
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I think they call Charlotte of Monaco 'Char', which sounds awful IMO. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:01 PM
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Alice of Great Britain (QV's daughter) - Fatima (no idea where that came from!)
King Leopold III of Belgium - Popol (by his mother, Queen Elisabeth)
Queen Elisabeth of Belgium - Lisa
Marie José of Belgium - La Petite
Queen Maud of Norway - Harry, Maudie
Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein (Helena's son) - Abby
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (Abby's brother) - Christelle
Princess Helena-Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein - Thora, Snipe
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia - Miche-Miche
Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia - Bimbo
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Last year when the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire died, some posters, on various forums, referred to her as Debo, as if they knew her personally. It's not uncommon, in other posts, to see people talking about Fluffy, PooPoo, LaLa etc. Is it out of affection for a favourite historical character, or is it a sort of intellectual showing off? "Oh yes, I know all about darling Fifi, she's one of my favourite princesses, I just loved that time, in 1876, when she told that wicked old Kennylicious to....." What do you think?
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Please list the titles that Monarchs and Royalty have been called.

Richard I of England: the Lionhart
Mary I of England: Bloody Mary
Louis XIV of France: the Sun King
Prince Henry of England: the Young King (Henry, the son of King Henry II of England, was crowned as the appointed heir in 1170.)
Frederick V, Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia: the Winter King
Augustus II, King of Poland: Augustus the Strong
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'Farmer George' - George iii of England
'The Merry Monarch' - Charles ii of England
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Interesting idea for a thread.

Harald I of Denmark: Harald Bluetooth (Harald Blåtand)
Svend I of Denmark: Svend Forkbeard (Svend Tveskæg)
Erik I of Denmark: Erik Evergood (Erik Ejegod)
Valdemar I of Denmark: Valdemar the Great (Valdemar den Store)
Valdemar II of Denmark: Valdemar the Conqueror (Valdemar Sejr)
Erik IV of Denmark: Erik Ploughpenny (Erik Plovpenning)
Valdemar IV of Denmark: Valdemar Atterdag
Christian IX of Denmark: the Father-in-law of Europe

Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII of England): My Lady the King's Mother
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Poland (some are Dukes, High Dukes and or Supreme Princes, we sometimes had Kings in between High Dukes and such but the numbering system includes all of them whether they were called King or not)

Bolesław I Chrobry, Bolesław I Wielki: Bolesław I The Brave, Bolesław I The Great

Bolesław II Szczodry or Śmiały or Okrutny: Bolesław II The Generous or The Bold or The Cruel

Bolesław III Krzywousty: Bolesław III Wrymouth

Władysław II Wygnaniec: Władysław II the Exile

Bolesław Kędzierzawy: Bolesław IV the Curly

Mieszko III Stary: Mieszko III the Old

Kazimierz II Sprawiedliwy:Casimir II the Just

Leszek I Biały : Leszek I the White

Władysław III Laskonogi:Władysław III Spindleshanks

Mieszko IV Plątonogi : Mieszko IV Tanglefoot

Henryk I Brodaty: Henry I the Bearded

Henryk II Pobożny: Henry II the Pious

Bolesław II Rogatka also known as Łysy: Bolesław II the Horned also known as the Bald

Bolesław V Wstydliwy: Bolesław V the Chaste

Leszek II Czarny : Leszek II the Black

Henryk IV Probus or Prawy : Henry IV the Righteous

Władysław Łokietek: Władysław the Elbow-high (used no regnal number but should be IV)

Zygmunt I Stary: Sigismund I the Old

August II Mocny : August II the Strong


Poland loves nicknaming it's kings like almost nobody else.
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Swedish monarchs:
Eric Segersäll - Hericus Victor in Latin- Erik the victory blissful
(his wife was possibly Sigrid Storråd, known in English as Sigrid the Haughty, later married to Sven Forkbeards of Denmark.)

Olof Skötkonung - either Olof the tributary king or Olof the treasury king, the latter as he is said to be the first Swedish king to let make coins.

Anuld Jakob, known as Anuld Kolbränna (coal burner), because he had the homes of lawbreakers burned to coal/ash.

Emund gamle/Emund Slemme - Emund the old/Emund the untrustful/lousy

Blot-Sven - Sven the blòt-sacrificer

Magnus Nilsson/Magnus den starke - Magnus the strong

Erik den helige - Erik the holy/Saint Eric

Knut Långe -Knut the tall

Erik Eriksson/Erik Läspe och Halte
- Erik the lisp and lame

Magnus Eriksson/Magnus Smek - Magnus the gullible

Magnus Ladulås
- Magnus the barn locker, as he eased the farmers' duty to support visiting nobiliy. (He was nicknamed "ketlaböter" (the tinker) by his sister-in-law, as he was dark and skinny.)

Margareta Valdemarsdotter, Kung Byxlös - king trouserless

Kristian II of Denmark and Sweden/Kristian Tyrann
- known as Kristian the tyrant in Sweden

Gustav II Adolf/Gustav Adolf den store - Gustav Adolf the great

Karl XI/kung Gråkappa - king graycoat, as he is said to have worn the same coat as an ordinary soldier to be able to move around without being recognized to see how the situation in the country was.
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